Re: NTP dumps Linux, film at 11. [Fwd/FYI]

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Thu, 03 Dec 1998 18:11:39 -0500

In message <199812032018.PAA00207@dcl.MIT.EDU>, "Theodore Y. Ts'o" writes:
| I think what Brandon is saying is that he's noticing that his machines
| are drifting significantly without running NTP, and that this might be a

Correct. With NTP there's no problem, because NTP corrects for the drift
(but never manages to synchronize, because the drift is extremely variable);
without it, the messages from the AFS settime code tell the story in graphic
detail. :-(

I didn't get a chance to reconfigure dee to preload modules today; this is a
lousy week for such experimentation because most of the department is taking
NT Admin classes :-| ("do you want to sign up?" "But it's easy to admin NT,
just remember the 3 R's: retry, reboot,[1] reinstall" :-) But with the
semester ending, things should get easier next week.

[1] if you're a masochist, insert "REGEDT32" here

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator	     [WAY too many hats]
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			 KF8NH
			  Kiss my bits, Billy-boy.

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